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3 Chinese Tek Sing Shipwreck Porcelain Dishes Circa 1822

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Shipwreck treasure from legendary Chinese Trading Junk Tek Sing (True Star) She sank in the South China Seas in 1822.The quality of the porcelain is quite remarkable considering it has been on the seabed 170+ years, only showing small signs of sea salvage

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W-20 H-4 (cm)

Item Reference:

101382-1537-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 101382-1537-4
Item No. 101382 - Dealer No. 1537 - Building No. 4


The Treasure of the Tek Sing (True Star)

3 Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes from the shipwreck
Tek Sing. From the Great Quing Dynasty Period 1644-1911.

Large Peony Dish 20cm x 4cm
Med Peony Dish 16cm x 3cm
Lotus Panel Dish 18cm x 4cm

Wonderful condition given their history. Some dulling of glazed surfaces due to seawater exposure.

These three Dishes are part of the Nanking Cargo, treasure from the legendary Chinese trading junk, the Tek Sing (True Star).
She sank in the South China Seas after catching fire in 1882, in an area known as the Belvidere Shoals with a loss of 1800 lives, greater than that of the Titanic.

She was carrying the greatest cargo of porcelain ever found and salvaged.
The porcelain was used as ballast, and only survived due to it being packed so solidly under and around the main more valuable cargo of tea and silk.

Each dish carries the original auction and collection label from Nagels Auction House in Stuttgart where the cargo was finally sold 178 years later in November 2000.


Item Reference
Height: 4 cm
Width: 20 cm
1800 - 1830, C19th (Early)
Country of Origin
Republic of China
Given the history of this Tek Sing Shipwreck Porcelain it is in lovely condition.The quality of the porcelain is quite remarkable considering it has been on the seabed 170+ years, only showing small signs of sea salvage.


  • Free Collection from Hemswell, North Lincolnshire (we can store free of charge for four weeks)
  • UK Post for £15, this applies to smaller items that we can box up and simply post to you.
  • UK Courier for £30, this applies to larger items that can be boxed up and collected by a standard courier delivery company.
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